Joel I. HARRELSON, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
January 11, Year: 1906, Vol. 11, No. 2
Joel I. Harrelson Passes Away
The news of the death of Mr. Joel I. Harrelson which occurred at 2 o'clock Monday morning was received here with profound sorrow. Mr. Harrelson was one of the most prominent citizens of the Gaddy section and will be greatly missed.
The deceased served with distinction in the war between the states, being a member of Company E. Gregg's First Regiment S. C. volunteers. He was a soldier of magnificent courage and received promotion for his many acts of bravery.
For many months Mr. Harrelson had been in failing health, but being a man of such robust constitution his friends entertained the hope that he would ultimately recover from the malady from which he was suffering. He bore his illness with great fortitude, however, and when it was seen that the end was near he died as he had lived -with his face toward God.
The funeral was held at Piney Grove Tuesday morning, and the body was interred with Masonic honors, Mr. F. D. Bryant who delivered the eulogy paying many beautiful tributes to the deceased. Mr. Harrleson leaves a wife and a large number of children to mourn his loss.
Transcribed by John Humphrey from microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina.
Submitted by Helen Moody, 22 Dec 2003.